The Keystone Kops are out in force in the Philippines. “The PNP chief, Director General Edgardo Aglipay, on Tuesday admitted there were ‘individual’ lapses in the handling of high-profile detainees like Bulagnatan.”
Note also that Bulagnatan was a Muslim convert who was arrested in an Islamic school. Now didn’t they learn there about all the peaceful teachings of Islam we keep hearing so much about? Why do these peaceful teachings, so insistently touted by American Muslim groups, seem to drop so easily out of the curricula of Islamic schools the world over? Yet no matter how many stories like these there are, the mainstream media still refuses to note the possibility that what men like Bulagnatan are doing is actually obeying the Qur’an, not twisting it. From the Manila Times, “Bomb suspect, cop shot dead in Crame,” with thanks to Anthony:
A suspect who was being interrogated about a bomb that was found on a bus was fatally shot at the Philippine National Police headquarters after he allegedly killed his guard, police said on Tuesday.
Allan Bulagnatan, a Muslim convert, was questioned by police late Monday about the discovery of a homemade bomb in a commuter bus in suburban Valenzuela City on Christmas Eve, the PNP spokesman, Sr. Supt. Leopoldo Bataoil, said.
Bulagnatan was being escorted back to his cell inside the PNP Intelligence Group compound when he grabbed the handgun of his guard, Police Officer 1 Rolando Nolasco, and shot him dead.
The suspect was gunned down by another officer after ignoring orders to surrender, Bataoil said.
Bulagnatan was arrested Monday in Paso de Blas in Valenzuela City regarding a foiled attempt to bomb a bus in Quiapo on Christmas Eve.
Police said he had been arrested with five other suspected terrorists on May 3, 2002, at the Madrasah Islamic School in Anda, Pangasinan.
The other suspects were Dawud Muslim del Rosario Santos, Pio Abagne, de Vera, Marcelo Cenar Egil, Reendo Cain dellosa and Angelito Trinidad.
Seized from them were a .22-caliber revolver, a .45-caliber pistol, a shotgun, night-vision binoculars, military uniforms and documents showing that one of them trained with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Maguindanao….
The PNP chief, Director General Edgardo Aglipay, on Tuesday admitted there were “individual” lapses in the handling of high-profile detainees like Bulagnatan.
A radio report said Bulagnatan was handcuffed but not behind his back.
“These are individual mistakes and we would like to correct them. I have already formed a committee to look into the circumstances surrounding the incident,” Aglipay said.